Robert L. Hardesty, 1982
Scope and Contents
Inaugural materials consist of planning documents, invitations, programs, and a media packets. There is a recording of the proceedings on UMATIC tape, see library catalog.
- From the Collection: Texas State University (Organization)
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Robert L. Hardesty was the university's seventh president, serving 1981-1988. Hardesty was inaugurated September 23, 1982.
Enrollment grew to more than 20,000 during Hardesty’s tenure. He built on Lee H. Smith’s initial private fundraising efforts, moved the Bobcats to NCAA Division I, created the College of General Studies, and pursued his goal of making Texas State the finest undergraduate school in the state. He expanded the physical plant with projects that included the library, increased statewide visibility of the school, and is credited with improved town-gown relations. See Past Presidents webpage.
From the Collection: 2.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English